Ultrasound is Safer, as Good as X-Ray
A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care. The study was presented at CHEST 2013, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
“We found that the use of ultrasound to diagnose patients greatly reduced radiation exposure for patients without negatively affecting their health,” says Margarita Oks, Long Island Jewish Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System. “It was also cost-effective.”
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